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JANUARY ISSUE 2018

  LEADING HOUSTON FORWARD

Girl' Leadership Development

The Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisers funded YES Prep to form the Girls' Leadership Development Project, a program that aims to increase the persistence of African American girls by teaching leadership and social emotional skills.

  STUDENT SUCCESS

Alumni Spotlights

Alumna, Isamar Lopez, graduated from Barnard in 2014 and now works at YES Prep North Central. On the blog, she shares how her experiences as a YES Prep alumna help her connect students with after-school programming.

  PATHWAYS TO OPPORTUNITY

Sprint 1Million

YES Prep high school students who have limited access to high-speed internet are eligible to receive a device from Sprint 1Million's project. Read more and find out how you can help connect students to the digital world.

  SPOTLIGHT

Parents Choose YES

Why does school choice matter? For National School Choice Week, Kemba Davis explains why she chose YES Prep Hoffman and YES Prep Eisenhower for her sons and what she loves about our Aldine partnership campuses.

HEADLINES

  • CW39 and ABC 13 filmed Houston rappers surprising three Brays Oaks students who were impacted by Harvey with a shopping spree.
  • One Day Magazine and The 74 spotlight the groundbreaking Spring Branch, KIPP, and YES Prep partnership.
  • The Line features an article by CEO Mark DiBella and KIPP-Houston CEO Sehba Ali about what the leaders learned in the aftermath of Harvey.
  • Stanford Social Innovation reviews Chip and Dan Heath's book, The Power of Moments, and shares the story of YES Prep alumna, Mayra Valle.
  • Houston Public Media highlights the story of teacher, Erica Kang, opening her home to a YES Prep senior and her family after Harvey.

UPCOMING EVENTS


Oil & Gas Texas Hold 'Em Tournament
March 1, 2018 @ The Corinthian
In 2017, over 60 corporate, foundation and individual sponsors helped raise over $1.2 million dollars supporting our 17 campuses and 12,600 students across the city of Houston. Join us for 2018!

Senior Signing Day 2018
May 29, 2018 @ Minute Maid Park
This year, we will celebrate ten campuses and 1,000 new YES Prep graduates, raising our total alumni base to over 5,000. Stay tuned to future News Updates for more information.
 
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